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President and CEO of Cultural Vistas
"What makes us ‘naturally’ better parents is not our sex, but the time we spend alone looking after our babies."David Freed
Author, Dads Don't Babysit: Towards Equal Parenting
"What if the liberal wave – no more than two-three decades old – has peaked? What if the Third Way of the 1990s is coming to its end (nothing lasts for ever) and Europe is entering a new era in which left-liberalism will be just one way of doing politics among many?"György Schöpflin
MEP for Hungary (Fidesz)
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Iranian Foreign Minister
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Professor of political economy, Ramapo College of New Jersey
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Laurent Pech is Professor of European Law, Patryk Wachowiec is Legal Analyst
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He handed his letter of
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The centre-right coalition of Prime
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